PA Trips by Train is Reinventing the Road Trip!

Get away on Amtrak's Keystone Service® line for a day, night or weekend with new, discounted excursion packages.

PATripsByTrain offers discounted rail excursions to your favorite destinations and attractions between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. And with new adventures arriving monthly, and multiple trains daily, the Amtrak® Keystone Service® can help fit your great escape into almost any schedule.

Get away on Amtrak's Keystone Service® line for a day, night or weekend with our all new discounted excursion packages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out these current excursions!

Events

Philadelphia Flower Show

March 1-9, 2014

Philadelphia, PA

The 2014 Philadelphia Flower show will celebrate ARTiculture, the ultimate match-up between art and horticulture. Nationally renowned designers and museums will pair up to present the world’s largest living masterpiece of gardens.

The Show is consistently voted as one of the top events in the country and delights visitors year after year with an explosion of flowering plants and gardens along with many activities for guests of all ages. Enjoy wine and spirits tastings, the NEW Butterfly room, DIY workshops and so much more.

This Excursion Trip Includes:

Buy one Amtrak Ticket, get one 40% off

  • Take 50% off Amtrak Ticket for Kids ages 2 through 15
  • Free transportation via SEPTA to Market East Station (Convention Center)
  • Family Fun Pack of two adult and two child tickets for $70 (Originally $84) to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. A Duo Pack is available for adults for $60
  • Free Membership to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society includes shopping discounts at the Show, special events and year-round workshops and programs

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Philadelphia, PA

Join thousands of spectators along the Parkway, and celebrate all things Irish with the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Philadelphia for more than 240 years, and the annual parade has grown into a source of civic pride. The parade is now the Delaware Valley’s largest event and features more than 20,000 participants including marching bands, dance troupes, youth groups and Irish associations.

This Excursion Trip Includes:

  • Buy one Amtrak Ticket, get one 40% off
  • Take 50% off Amtrak Ticket for Kids ages 2 through 15
  • Free transportation via SEPTA to Suburban Station
  • The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a free, public event with no tickets required

4th of July Taste of Philly 

June 30 – July 6, 2014

Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate independence in America’s hometown! The 4th of July Taste of Philly festival celebrates Independence Day with a week filled with free patriotic events, live music and food. The Independence Day parade features more than 5,000 participants marching through historic Philadelphia leading to the symbolic ringing of the Liberty Bell. The festivities continue with blocks and blocks of games, food and activities at the “Party on the Parkway” before popular musicians take the stage at the “Philly 4th of July Jam and Fireworks.” Foodies can enjoy a Taste of Philadelphia as Penn’s Landing is taken over by Philly’s favorite food vendors and enjoy more live music and fireworks on the Waterfront.

This Excursion Trip Includes:

  • Buy one Amtrak Ticket, get one 40% off
  • Take 50% off Amtrak Ticket for Kids ages 2 through 15
  • Free transportation via SEPTA to Suburban Station
  • Most events are either free or Pay as You Go and do not require separate tickets. Just show up and have fun!

Attractions

One Day in Pompeii at The Franklin Institute

Through April 27

Philadelphia, PA

In the year 79 A.D., Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Discover the tale of this city, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery more than 250 years ago. See more than 150 naturally-preserved artifacts left in the magma’s merciless path, including coins, religious altars, remnants from the day’s Gladiators, full body casts and more.

Your admission to One Day in Pompeii also includes General Admission to The Franklin Institute. The Franklin Institute is Pennsylvania’s most visited museum and home to three floors of interactive science exhibits, the Fels Planetarium, 5-story tall IMAX® theater, rooftop observatory, and more. The Franklin Institute has FUN down to a science!

This Excursion Trip Includes:

  • Buy one Amtrak Ticket, get one 40% off
  • Take 50% off Amtrak Ticket for Kids ages 2 through 15
  • Free transportation via SEPTA to Suburban Station
  • Discounted ticket price of $22.50 each for The Franklin Institute’s One Day in Pompeii
  • (Originally $27.50). Includes General Admission to the Museum

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia, PA

Walk on the wild side at America’s first zoo! The Philadelphia Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. African lions, hippos, giraffes and much more make the zoo Philadelphia’s leading family attraction welcoming more than 1.2 million visitors a year. Fulfilling its mission of connecting people with wildlife, creating joyful discovery and inspiring action for animals and habitat, the zoo supports and engages in conservation efforts here and around the world.

Your admission to One Day in Pompeii also includes General Admission to The Franklin Institute. The Franklin Institute is Pennsylvania’s most visited museum and home to three floors of interactive science exhibits, the Fels Planetarium, 5-story tall IMAX® theater, rooftop observatory, and more. The Franklin Institute has FUN down to a science!

This Excursion Trip Includes:

  • Buy one Amtrak Ticket, get one 40% off
  • Take 50% off Amtrak Ticket for Kids ages 2 through 15
  • Discounted Philadelphia Zoo admission for $15.00 (Normally $20 for adults and $16 for children)

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Harrisburg, PA

Since 1999, Central Pennsylvania has come to know the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts as A Place To Discover It All. Located in the heart of downtown Harrisburg, the Whitaker Center is the mid-state’s premier center for arts, education, entertainment and cultural enrichment, and is composed of three main venues: Sunoco Performance Theater, Select Medical IMAX® Theater, and Harsco Science Center. Its mission is to serve as the center for scientific, artistic, cultural and educational activities to enhance the region’s quality of life and economic vitality.

This Excursion Trip Includes:

  • Buy one Amtrak Ticket, get one 40% off
  • Take 50% off Amtrak Ticket for Kids ages 2 through 15
  • Buy one Adult Whitaker Center Combo ticket, get the second one $8 off (originally $19.75) with proof of an Amtrak ticket purchase*
  • All-day access to the Science Center’s three floors of interactive, hands-on science exhibits, live science theater performances, programs and temporary exhibitions
  • Admission to experience an IMAX documentary on the six-story screen with super-high definition images and state-of-the-art surround sound
 

 



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